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Adelsheim Caitlin's Chardonnay

Adelsheim Caitlin's Reserve Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: The 2006 bottling offers a lovely bouquet of zesty sweet lemons, hazelnuts, floral and spice notes, and an elegant touch of French oak. On the palate, it shows layers of complex yet focused flavors of apple and apricot, followed by a gentle minerality, beautifully balanced acidity, and a long, smooth finish. Again, the oak flavors and tannins are quite minimal, especially when compared to the norm for this variety. This Chardonnay will pair beautifully with salmon, lobster, smoked meats and cheeses.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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